Monday, December 29, 2008

Pakatan offering van services for emergencies - Star

Dec 29, 2008

THE Perak Pakatan Rakyat government is providing van services for those who need transport during emergencies or other urgent situations.

State PAS deputy commissioner Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin said the service, which was made available early this month, was aimed at easing the burden of those who did not have transport.

Stressing that this was not a state initiative, Nizar, who is also Perak Mentri Besar, said all the people could do was to contact the respective Pakatan service centres in their areas and pay for the cost of the fuel.

“We started the service this month in Manjung and Kampar, with other districts in Perak to follow suit.

“The van service is available to everyone who needs it in the middle of the night during emergencies, or if they need to send their children to attend courses in other districts.

“The service is provided to all regardless if they are Umno supporters or from the Chinese or the Indian community,” he added.

Nizar said this in his speech after welcoming the PAS Kepala Batas division delegates to his official residence in Ipoh recently.

He said the van service was one method which delegates could use to sway Umno supporters to support Pakatan parties.

On another note, Nizar again extended his invitation for Perak Umno leaders to join Pakatan if they were frustrated with the party because of “internal turmoil”.

“The party is so problematic. Why not come over (to Pakatan) and work together to make Perak a nice place to stay?

“After all, we are not working for our own interests. We are working for the people,” he added.

Nizar also extended his condolences on behalf of the state government to the royal family of Negri Sembilan following the death of Yang diPertuan Besar and the nation’s 10th Yang DiPertuan Agong Tuanku Ja’afar Tuanku Abdul Rahman.

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